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Resolution Adopted by the CCAR
Adopted by the CCAR at the 90th Annual Convention of
In the nearly two hundred years since the ratification of the United States Constitution
the conventional method of a two-thirds vote of Congress for proposing amendments
has worked well and responsibly. It was the intention of the original framers of
the Constitution that the alternative to calling for a Constitutional Convention should
only be utilized as a last resort if the former method failed.
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-29, 1979
Be it therefore resolved, that the Central Conference of American Rabbis strongly opposes the call for a Constitutional Convention.
Be it further resolved, that we urge our colleagues and congregants to undertake efforts to persuade their state legislatures to defeat attempts to endorse the call for a Constitutional Convention.